The Italian national team reached the semi-finals of the tournament, in which the Napoli striker played an undeniable role.
The Napoli striker praised the winning mentality of the Italian team and said:
‘This is a jersey to be honoured.’
Italy won against Bosnia and Herzegovina and advanced to the semi-finals and Lorenzo Insigne, although he did not score a goal, became the Man of the Match.
“We knew this was a difficult match, as we had many problems, but did well to approach it fired up. It wasn’t just a great performance technically and tactically, but also in terms of mentality,” Insigne told RAI Sport.
“The coach wants us to play our football wherever we go and that is the mentality we’ve really embraced. This is a jersey to be honoured every time and we give our all for Italy.”
Insigne has also had a brilliant performance in Napoli this season.
“Gattuso is giving me a great deal, physically and tactically, and coming here with the Nazionale, Mancini and Evani get the best out of us. We’re all working hard and want to lift the Italy shirt up high where it deserves to be.
“Everyone knows I haven’t had the best rapport with certain sections of the Napoli fans and media, but I feel more confident now, I feel more respected and can therefore give my best on the field.”